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Why does da Vinci 5 change things so much?

Da Vinci 5 - by Intuitive
Da Vinci 5 - by Intuitive

I'm not sure if everyone is fully up to speed on why Intuitives da Vinci 5 changes the game in surgical robotics. And beyond that, why it changes the game in laparoscopy... and dare I say Surgery.

Let me give you my thoughts on why this is such a game changer.

But isn't it just an Xi with an insufflator?

Outwardly the bedside unit in many respects looks very much like an Xi. It has the same joint configuration, same reach, same X-boom. Same instrument interface and same footprint.

And that my friends was a very very purposeful move by Intuitive.

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